Ice Hockey


For the sixth time in their last eight games, the Wolverines (6-7-1 overall, 2-4-4-2 Big Ten) were playing overtime hockey. The winner was decided in a shootout, in which Michigan Tech emerged victorious, 3-2, after five rounds.

Michigan, led by coach Mel Pearson, heads into this weekend's GLI with a 6-7-4 record.

Sunday, for the first time in his tenure as head coach of the Wolverines, Mel Pearson will face off against the only other college team he has ever known in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament (GLI).

Freshman defenseman Jake Gingell came to Michigan because of Mel Pearson.

When Pearson first started recruiting Gingell, he was impressed with the young player’s attitude. And throughout his junior career, Gingell continued to display the attitude that caught Pearson’s eye. It was one of the biggest reasons Pearson gave Gingell the chance to come to Michigan with him.

Sophomore forward Jack Becker couldn't finish an opportunity that would have given Michigan a 4-2 lead on Saturday.

The Wolverines followed up Friday’s 42-shot performance with 53 shots in Saturday’s 4-3 loss against Minnesota.


Minnesota scored a game-winning goal with 1:41 left to beat Michigan, 4-3

Michigan in a game against Minnesota at Yost Ice Arena Friday night. Michigan won 3-2 in double overtime.

It took nearly 70 minutes for one team to emerge as the winner.

No. 15 Michigan (6-6-4 overall, 2-3-4-2 Big Ten) and Minnesota (4-6-4, 2-2-3) were deadlocked at two goals apiece after the 60 minutes of regulation and remained tied after the first five-on-five overtime period.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson and the Wolverines will host Minnesota for a two-game series in Ann Arbor this weekend.

Fast, skilled and newly helmed — Minnesota has all the tools to be great, though its 4-6-2 record might show otherwise.

Freshman goaltender Strauss Mann has stayed even keeled this season, no matter the result of his outings.

Lavigne and Mann are different on and off the ice, but they still are trying to pick up parts of each other's games

Michigan coach Mel Pearson secured the commitment of defenseman Cam York

Cam York committed to Michigan after experiencing the crowd at Yost Ice Arena in person

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has guided his team to a similar start as last season with a 6-6-3.

There’s really no other way to spin it: picking up only one point last weekend against a reeling Michigan State team is embarrassing.